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Daily News Egypt: Careem targets 30% growth in business size in Egypt during 2017

Careem is an online transportation company that connects passengers with drivers via a mobile application.
08.02.17 | Interesting article at Daily News Egypt

Careem Egypt aims to achieve a 30% growth rate in the size of its business throughout 2017, according to Careem Egypt’s general manager Nadeer Shalaby. Careem is an online transportation company that connects passengers with drivers via a mobile application.

Shalaby told Daily News Egypt that the company also aims to increase the number of its independent drivers in Egypt to 200,000, up from 50,000 now, to cover its expansion on the local level.

Careem has been applying a strict set of criteria to approve the entry of new drivers. Applicants and cars are subjected to a range of tests and checks to ensure the highest quality of services provided at all times. Every new car seeking to join Careem fleet undergo a comprehensive safety test before they are put into service. This test includes inspecting the engine, brakes, body, and interior. The driver must be tactful and friendly in dealing with customers. They must also hold a valid driving license and a national ID. Moreover, applicants must submit a criminal record report and conduct a blood tests to prove they are drug free. Should they join the fleet, Careem then provides comprehensive training on how to use the application and means of serving clients. By the end of the training, drivers have to pass a test before they take to the streets.